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MarkMonitor Year-in-Review Report Finds Online Abuse of Major Brands Was a Growth Industry for Fraud

MarkMonitor releases the company's latest Brandjacking Index, which finds that online abuse of many of the world's leading brands rose in 2008; report also reveals that 80% of abusive sites identified in 2007 were still active today, indicating brandholders must take a stronger stance against aggressive fraudsters. more

dotMobi Allocates First Two-Character Mobile Domain to Fifth Third Bank

dotMobi, the company behind .mobi today announced the allocation of the first two-character mobile Internet domain to Fifth Third Bank: http://53.mobi. In January of this year, dotMobi announced that it is making available .mobi domain names with one and two alphanumeric characters, such as q.mobi, k9.mobi, 13.mobi or ny.mobi. more

Survey Results: .ORG Domains are Informative, Trustworthy and Valuable

We conducted a brand survey at the end of 2008, reaching out to 10,000 Internet users across Europe and North America. We wanted to get a reading on two primary points -- what types of organizations does a .ORG domain represent, and what characteristics are associated with a .ORG domain name. more

SPECIAL: Updates from the ICANN Meetings in Mexico City

The staff from Dynamic Network Services are posting video blogs and interviews at the currently ongoing 34th annual ICANN meetings in Mexico City. This post will be updated in collaboration with Dynamic Network as more videos are produced over the week containing a mix of interviews and statements given by various participants representing different policy and technical groups during the meetings... more

auDA Extends AusRegistry's au Registry Term to 2014

auDA today announced that it has extended its au Registry Licence Agreement with AusRegistry. AusRegistry will now continue as Registry Operator and wholesale provider for all commercial domain names including .com.au and .net.au and non-commercial domain names, .gov.au and .edu.au until 2014. more

dotMobi Collaborates With GSMA for New Options With Award-Winning DeviceAtlas Product

dotMobi today announced its collaboration with the GSM Association (GSMA) to make the award-winning DeviceAtlas database available with an option for Type Allocation Codes (TAC). This will allow network operators to offer a host of new, innovative content and services tailored to users’ handsets. more

DNSSEC FUD Buster: DNSSEC Slows the Internet?

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry, DNSSEC FUD Buster series continues this month with a piece authored by Andrew Sullivan. Andrew works for Shinkuro, an organization that interests and expertise lie in secure Internet capabilities. more

dotMobi Brings the Mobile Web to the Masses With the Launch of Instant Mobilizer

dotMobi today announced the global availability of Instant Mobilizer™, a service that brings small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) around the world in touch with their customer base quickly and affordably through the mobile Web without any development effort. more

.ORG at the DOMAINfest Global 2009 Conference

I attended the DOMAINfest Global conference this week in Hollywood, California. There were a great number of learning sessions on domain name acquisition, and value-driving strategies including build-out and monetization. more

More on One and Two Character .mobi Domains

As readers of blog.mobi will likely already know, dotMobi has announced that we're making one character and two character .mobi domains available. Unlike other domain registries, dotMobi was able to receive ICANN permission to release these domains because we're not selling them. We're making them available for free. more